Kamala stands in front of the hut where she sleeps when she has her period. She lives in western Nepal and was 14 when the photo was taken for an NPR story. She told us: "I'm afraid of snakes and men."
New USAID Director Mark Green: "I believe the purpose of foreign assistance should be ending its need to exist .... Now, I'm under no illusions. In some places, that day is quite a ways off."
Likezo Nasilele and her husband, Chipopa Lyoni, with one of their four children in the courtyard of their home in rural Zambia. They were one of hundreds of families who received regular cash payouts as part of a government experiment.
Denis Otieno is one of the villagers getting $22 each month from the charity GiveDirectly. He and his wife have used some of the money to buy cypress saplings. They hope to sell the trees for lumber in a few years to pay for their children's education.
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The so-called "goat plague" started out in the Ivory Coast and has spread as far as Mongolia, where goats (above) and sheep and antelopes and even camels are at risk.
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